Friday, December 20, 2002
The Two Towers: I saw the latest installment of Director Peter Jackson's epic trilogy on Wednesday. Yes, I know it's two days later -- but I've needed the time to really digest it. The film is excellent, and should, once again, be nominated for a fistful of Oscars.
The Two Towers is about the primal battle of Good vs. Evil (as is the rest of the trilogy). And several times during the film I found myself noticing an eerie parallel between Man's battle with Sauron and Western civilization's battle with Islamofascist terrorism.
The special effects, costumes and make-up artistry, were amazing in the first installment -- but they're even better in the second.
The battle for Helm's Deep is amazing, likely one of the best sequences I've ever seen on film -- far better than anything in the Star Wars movies. (I know that's sacrilege for some, but get over it.)
One word: Ents!
Gimli's got some really good one-liners.
Eowyn (aka Miranda Otto) -- hubba, hubba. (Most of the pictures over at imdb don't do her justice.)
In short, it's well worth the $7-$10 dollars it'll cost you.
One more year until the finale -- I can't wait.